Decided to try a folk remedy this morning. Woke up with a very mild sniffle so I tried nipping it in the bud with a raw garlic sandwich before breakfast. One slice of buttered bread sprinkled with a a large garlic clove finely sliced then folded over to make a sandwich.
Quite tasty it was too and milder than I expected. Of course I realise there may be people out there who eat loads of raw garlic but I've never tried it before even though we use lots of it in our cooking.
My mistake was to munch it up before breakfast because toast, marmalade and coffee all tasted strongly of garlic. By mid afternoon the sniffle seems to be fading, but was it the garlic wot dunnit? Somehow I doubt it. If garlic was all we needed to ward off colds we'd know for sure by now. Makes a tasty sandwich though.